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Hamish the Westie pup - he’s come out a wee bit big though.

(13 Posts)
Witzend Mon 07-Sep-20 11:34:18

It occurred to me the other day (not sure why since Gdcs have masses of soft toys) that he could easily be made quite a bit bigger - (he’s only about 5” nose to tail) by knitting him with a double strand of DK on bigger needles, say old size 7 (4.5mm) instead of a single strand on old size 11 (3 mm).

Only because I’ve been knitting something else like that and it works well, i.e. nice firm ‘fabric’ and the stuffing doesn’t show.

AGAA4 Thu 03-Sep-20 15:25:05

He is very cute. My 15 month old grandson would adore him. So would I!

Witzend Thu 03-Sep-20 14:48:37

PS, the truly talented people are IMO the ones who work out lovely designs that are simple enough for knitters like me to make - in this case, the peerless Jean Greenhowe.

Witzend Thu 03-Sep-20 13:20:48

Gosh, he was honestly so easy, @Squiffy just simple garter stitch!

Squiffy Thu 03-Sep-20 12:55:30

He can come and play at my house any time, he's adorable! You're very talented Witz and I'm 🤢 with envy!

Rosalyn69 Thu 03-Sep-20 12:24:29

He’s so cute. 😁

Nortsat Thu 03-Sep-20 12:23:58

I love Hamish, if he’s too big for Santa’s sack, there’s a home for him here. He’ll be well looked after and be kept far away from our enthusiastic, chunky Tom cat Ollie.
Ollie would love to play with Hamish ... 🐈

Witzend Thu 03-Sep-20 12:18:15

Thanks, all - he’s named after a friend’s Westie - alas no longer with us 🙁. The pattern calls him Scamp, which I think would suit him, too!

EllanVannin Thu 03-Sep-20 11:47:24

How lovely is that ? That little face.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 03-Sep-20 11:44:47

He's gorgeous Witzend really sweet.

Alishka Thu 03-Sep-20 11:42:06

Adorable! grin Love his "love me, let's play!" face ! I think I'm a little bit in love...

Ilovecheese Mon 31-Aug-20 19:12:25

He is lovely

Witzend Mon 31-Aug-20 18:58:38

He was supposed to go in one of my Big Fat Father Christmases’ sacks, but it’s going to be a bit of a squeeze, what with a fairy doll, too.
Maybe I’ll keep him - at least there won’t be dog hair everywhere, or any whacking great vet’s bills...